Thursday, April 26, 2012

WCK Spring Gear Up Sale

Western Canada's Largest Paddle Sport Specialty store is having Western Canada's largest canoe and kayak sale!!!

It's back, the legendary Gear Up Sale starts this Saturday, April 28th and runs thru the following week. Over 1100 canoes and kayaks in stock discounted, new and used.

We have more paddling accessories than every other shop in BC combined, and its also all on sale!

Come check out what the hype is about and get out this season on the water with some new gear.

Fishing Kayaks?? Yup, about 150 of them in 30 different models. Canada's leader in kayak fishing, come pick our kayak fishing staff's brains to get the right fishing platform for your fishing needs!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

WCK Clean River's Initiative!

Here on Canada's west coast we are lucky enough to have some of the most pristine and beautiful river systems the world has to offer. Unfortunately not everyone shares our appreciation for these wonderful places. The sad truth is that while paddlers and most outdoor enthusiasts would never dream of leaving garbage in these wonderful places, not everyone that vistis these river systems shares our views and values.

Luckily though every year paddlers, fisherman and river stewards of all backgrounds converge on these rivers for a day of cleaning. Our local river, the Chilliwack, is a perfect example of this with up to three river clean up days a year. The Vancouver Kayak Club has always had a strong presence at these clean ups.

To encourage more paddlers to show up and help out out with these great events, Western Canoeing and Kayaking is starting the Clean Rivers Initiative. We will be collecting names of all paddlers in attendance and after the last River Clean Up day for the year we will do a draw for a chance to win some WCK gift certificates.

There will be a $50 WCK Gift Certificate to the paddler that attends the most River Clean Ups in 2012.

There will also be a random draw for a $100 Gift Certificate to be won by someone that attended any River Clean Up Day. Paddlers' names will be entered once for every clean up they attend.

Besides the Gift Certificates, every paddler will be awarded positive River Karma for their efforts in keeping BC one of the best places on earth to live and paddle!

Check out these pics form the first River Clean up of 2012.

Thanks to everyone that came out and helped with the clean yup efforts. Thanks Marvin for the photos as well.

WCK Paddle Team.

Monday, April 9, 2012

GoPro Camera's are here!!!

GoPro cameras are used by more professional athletes, sports filmmakers and core enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is the most advanced GoPro camera yet. Wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197′ (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second, the HD HERO2 is the world’s most versatile camera. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out with friends or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you nail it and look like a HERO.

Included are mounting accessories you’re most likely to use during outdoor sports like biking, skiing, skating, kayaking and so on. Other accessories are available for mounting to boats, boards, bikes, cars and just about any place you could ever want a camera.

The HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition is compatible with all GoPro expansion accessories and BacPacs™, including the Wi-Fi BacPac and Wi-Fi Remote (coming soon).

What’s Included:

  1. 1 11MP HD HERO2 Camera
  2. 1 Waterproof Housing (197′ / 60m)
  3. 1 HD Skeleton Backdoor
  4. 1 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery
  5. 1 USB Cable
  6. 1 Vented Helmet Strap
  7. 1 Head Strap
  8. 2 Curved Surface Adhesive Mounts
  9. 2 Flat Surface Adhesive Mounts
  10. 1 Three-Way Pivot Arm
  11. Assorted Mounting Hardware
The GoPro2 pictured above with the "Outdoor" setup, this is the kit we stock at WCK and several other mounting options for kayaks and fishing boats.

If your still not sold on this do everything little package camera, check out this promo video shot entirely on a GoPro2.

Silent Traction now at WCK!

Check out this post by WCK's Angling Pro Len Zilkowsky on Harmony Gear's Silent Traction kits for fishing kayaks. This is a must have for any fishing kayak and is now available at WCK.

Jackson Kayak Pro Angler Attacked by Goose!

We don't usually consider kayak fishing to be an extreme sport, after watching this video of Jackson kayaks Drew Gregory we might be changing our minds.

Don't forget to always wear your life jacket, cause you just never know whats going to happen!